Bosch earns contract on ventilator project 

Bosch Australia Manufacturing Solutions has earned a $1 million contract to make test equipment required for invasive ventilators under a recently-announced project.

BAMS is part of the notus Emergency Invasive Ventilator Program, a consortium led by Grey Innovation. Industry minister Karen Andrews announced a $31.3 million order for 2,000 ventilators before Easter as part of the effort to combat the covid-19 outbreak. The Victorian government intends to purchase another 2,000 ventilators.

“This consortium shows the strength and skill of the Australian manufacturing sector to be versatile and to work together” said Gavin Smith, President of Bosch Australia, in a statement.

“We are proud to contribute to the highly advanced manufacturing capability in Victoria, and particularly with this project, to help in the fight against COVID-19.”

The news coincides with Tuesday’s announcement that ResMed has delivered 3,000 ventilators to the federal government so far.

The Grey team will produce ventilators that make use of a design from an unnamed multinational medical device company. Delivery is expected by the end of July.

According to BAMS, it “will be begin delivering some items in the first week of May” for the project.

“With many of the associates putting their hands up to work on the project, they will be working extra shifts and weekends to meet the tight deadlines.”

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